July 25, 2011

My Reggae lights could be seen from space!

On Saturday I ran lights for the Reggae in the Valley 2011 show here on Maui at the Yokouchi Pavilion and got to use my favorite lights thanks to Bruce at Village Audio.  Using 4 of these 2500 watt architectural wash lights I got to blast the entire pavilion with color.  These babies crank!  I also had 8 Elation Design Washes and Spots.

I focused some of the lights on the glass roof, the support columns and side grills and even the surrounding buildings and palm trees.

The backdrop is made of 5 white screens which deploy out of the roof above. Their motors are controlled by a computer installed in one of the pavilion columns.
I used the Elation moving lights to focus gobos onto the screen, overlap them and rotate them.

It made for some funky looks.
I had to program positions for the moving lights the night before, but it took a couple days before that just to get the lights into this new ETC Ion console.  As I found out later, there's a glitch in the software that makes it difficult to record submaster faders with only moving light attributes.  I prefer to run lights manually instead of using canned looks.  This is what makes lighting fun, playing it like an instrument.

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